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The Society of Publication Designers 50th Anniversary Competition

The Society of Publication Designers 50th Anniversary Competition

| January 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

As SPD  enters its golden anniversary, it is more committed than ever to put the focus of the competition on the work that has been produced, with a revamped approach that is designed to create a more level playing field for all participants. SPD believes that the new rules and structure of the SPD publication design competition, developed […]

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Irving Penn – Maestro of Magazine Photography

Irving Penn – Maestro of Magazine Photography

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Irving Penn is one of the most respected photographers in the history and his photographs graced 158 cover pages of Vogue magazine. Mr. Penn once stated that he does not want to be just a name and a face, so he would be delighted to know that his work is permanent inspiration to photographers all […]

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Facing Pages – International Biennale on Independent Magazines

Facing Pages – International Biennale on Independent Magazines

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Facing Pages is the leading biennale on independent magazines in Europe. During several days the city centre of Arnhem will be transformed into a free haven for magazine makers and lovers. Facing Pages will host a symposium with lectures and magazine presentations, exhibitions, parties and more to celebrate the power of print!  Facing Pages, the […]

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How to Make Dr. Oz Good Life cover Better?

How to Make Dr. Oz Good Life cover Better?

| February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last few weeks we have been writing a lot about cover pages. We presented what we thought were the best ones from the last year, we gave you some tips, and we introduced you to the cover page design. This post will discuss one that is, well, not that good. Yesterday I was reading an […]

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Magazine Covers from 2013 That We Liked the Most

Magazine Covers from 2013 That We Liked the Most

| January 20, 2014 | 3 Comments

Since this is a time of competitions and best of lists, we thought we should contribute in our own way. We do not think that these are necessarily the best magazine covers of 2013 since there have been so many great covers created this year, but this list is a selection of covers that inspired […]

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Esquire Covers by George Lois

Esquire Covers by George Lois

| December 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the 1960’s Esquire magazine produced some of the most memorable covers that are inspiring designers all around the world even today. This is not such a surprise since they were designed by one of the legends of graphic design, George Lois.  He designed 92 covers in total in the period from 1962 to 1972, […]

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Twen – The Most Influential Magazine of All Times?

Twen – The Most Influential Magazine of All Times?

| June 26, 2013 | 3 Comments

Is the Twen magazine the most influential magazine of all times? This question might sound pretentious but it is not far from the truth. Why was this magazine so influential? It was the groundbreaking design ideas, innovative usage of photography and full use of the advanced printing methods that made Twen a leader in magazine […]

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Vintage and Modern Cover Art Forms

Vintage and Modern Cover Art Forms

| April 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

In order to enjoy the artwork, we visit exhibitions and concerts, we go to theaters and museums, we read, we travel to the far corners of the world to enjoy art, but everyday we have a chance to hold in our hands certain artworks, and we don’t even realize it. Of course, these art forms […]

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History of the Magazines

History of the Magazines

| March 26, 2013 | 10 Comments

While I could write a book on the topic of magazine history I will briefly describe the history of the magazines and tell you some of the most interesting details about them. Although this is long article it is probably one of the shortest on the topic of the magazine history because I have not […]

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Mehemed Fehmy Agha – First Art Director

Mehemed Fehmy Agha – First Art Director

| March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dr. Mehemed Fehmy Agha was first magazine art editor that was titled art director. Although another famous art director Alexey Brodovitch, made the biggest impact on the magazine design, Mehemed Fehmy Agha will always be remembered as a first person that pioneered innovative approaches in magazine art direction.   Story about Mehemed Fehmy Agha goes […]

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